quality assurance online courses
The structure of the entire program is as important as the structure of the individual course. And there are clear standards for assessing how well an online program is supporting both faculty and students. Led by Kaye Shelton, PhD, this seminar focuses on research into the seven key measurable aspects of quality in online education, as outlined in a research study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy in 2000, re-affirmed and updated in 2010 by a panel of 43 seasoned online education administrators.
Online Seminar • Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 • 2:00 pm Eastern
Your students are unique and come to your online classes with different instructional and technological needs. Why would you use national data from schools with a different student population to guide your online course planning? This seminar will provide you with an action plan to gather data from your students and use those results to improve instruction and student outcomes.
video Online Seminar • Recorded on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Online programs are under a microscope. Some school faculty and administrators are concerned with maintaining academic quality, while others have already identified problems with quality and integrity. Negative media exposure has caused accreditors and other stakeholders to scrutinize online learning, and college and university administrators know that they need to respond.
Despite the challenges, it is possible to maintain academic rigor and integrity even though instructors and students are scattered across the state, across the country, or even across the world. This report will explain how to gather, analyze, and apply data that will lead to a better online experience for students, faculty, and staff.
In an email interview Richard Schilke, EdD, associate dean for online Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Open Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville spoke with Distance Education Report about the importance of a continuous process improvement plan for online programs, and how the eQuality model addresses these needs.
A survey of senior campus officials responsible for managing online and distance education programs revealed some interesting findings, including almost half of the participants not knowing whether their program is profitable.
Did you know that there are currently more than 100 specific competencies that have been determined to be instrumental for online teaching success. If distance education is a critical part of your school’s future or your personal career path, this is one seminar you don’t want to miss.
audio Online Seminar • Recorded on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
An online course template can bring greater efficiency and quality to online courses. Renee Cicchino, senior instructional designer at Seton Hall University’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, shares some of the benefits and challenges of online course templates, and explains why she prefers the Quality Matters rubric.